Share Your Grief
For some withdrawing from life when experiencing pet loss is normal. And for others the shock and sadness may drive you to share your grief. No matter how you experience your loss is okay.
But If You Are Asking Yourself . . .
If I remain withdrawn will I feel protected from the world?
If you answered yes . . . consider opening up to the possibility of reaching out to one or two trusted and precious people in your life. Yet, only do so when you are ready.
How Will I Know?
Sometimes even with your best intentions and desires to work within your pet loss journey sharing your grief can feel tricky.
At face value it can be tough to know when someone’s else’s experience of pet loss and/or perspective can help you.
- Do they have additional information that feels “right”?
- Are they great listeners?
- Will they provide the compassion and steadiness you want?
Share Your Grief . . . The Universe Will Help
Sharing your grief is a beautiful part of the human experience and with it comes vulnerability that can help you create profound bonds with others.
Trust your inner feelings that the universe will give you. Maybe you feel it in your gut. Or in your heart or maybe in your head.
Opening yourself up with a person you trust can get to your core of humanness. Making your pet loss journey less lonely. It can help you discover who is truly willing to walk this path with you. Many times it is not who you expect.
When you learn to trust the signs from the universe, in others, in your own strength, and from the wisdom of life itself sharing your grief becomes deeply insightful.
Share Your Grief
When you share your grief it allows you to get relief from some of the burden and opens the portal for you to get help.
This helps you to process your emotions, stages of grief, and more through a filter of someone you trust.
Keep in Mind
If you are the type of person who wants to share your grief (hopes, desires, fears, joys, and pains) with another person, you will be accepting the universe’s gifts of insight and loving attention.
Insight for Sharing Your Grief
When you learn to trust the signs from the universe, in others, in your own strength and
from the wisdom of life itself sharing your grief becomes deeply insightful.
Wendy Van de Poll, MS, CEOL
- Spend time sitting quietly each day to make a list of the qualities you would like in a support person to help you walk your journey of pet loss.
- Think of some people that “fit” those qualities.
- Trust the feelings and thoughts that you receive from the universe by taking a deep breath and allowing yourself to be open.
*Please note: Sharing grief is not for everyone. Your journey is yours. Do what makes sense and honors your process. Always!